The Federal Foreign Office supports democracy-building and reform processes in North Africa and the Middle East. The newly established Ta’ziz partnership for democracy will support future projects in Iraq, Lebanon, Tunisia and the Sudan.
Nearly four months ago, a tremendous explosion devastated both the port and large parts of the city centre of the Lebanese capital. Despite the great willingness of international actors to help, the city and the entire country still face major challenges.
Packed agenda: Developments in the Middle East peace process and in Libya, as well as the economic and societal opening of the Kingdom, are just some of the topics Foreign Minister Maas will be discussing with his Saudi Arabian counterpart Prince Faisal bin Farhan al-Saud.
One week after the devastating explosion, Foreign Minister Maas is travelling to Lebanon today (12 August). His message is that Germany will not leave the Lebanese people to cope on their own.
Swift measures are required following the devastating explosion. Germany and the EU are working flat out to help people in Beirut.
Political relations The two countries have a tradition of amicable relations and enjoy close exchange. On 18 September 2019 Foreign Minister Heiko Mass met his Lebanese counterpart Gebran Bassil in…